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#18 of 491 Re: yes É 2013 Avalon:) [potat0e]
Apr 05, 2012 (4:15 pm)
I have a 2005 Limited that's been a great car. I'm ready to update, but I'm very disappointed in the looks of the 2013 Avy. That lower grill ruins what looks like an otherwise good looking car. I know many others may like that look, but it reminds me of a wide mouth bass. I'll be hanging onto my '05 awhile longer while I shop around. Maybe the look will grow on me.
One of today's articles that I saw said that the rear seats no longer recline and still don't fold down. But, the trunk is larger.
#20 of 491 Re: Tour the new Avalon [marv15]
Apr 05, 2012 (7:17 pm)
It is great to finally see pictures of the 2013 Avalon, but is the front of the car UGLY !! The rest of it looks good, but I will bet that rear seat headroom is less. I have owned 3 avalons (03,06 and just bought a 2011 at a considerable discount). After seeing the pictures, I am so glad I bought the 2011. It is better than my 2006 which I loved, but it was starting to cost (tires,water pump,brakes and no where near as tight as the new 2011. I love the 2011 !! The dashboard glare can be annoying ,but unless the real thing looks better than the pictures, I will hold on to my supposed fuddy duddy looking 2011.
#21 of 491 First Year Models....
Apr 05, 2012 (9:41 pm)
While the "new" 2013 Avalon is perhaps new in appearance, it may be similar to the current model in many ways. But if this car is really all new...and it looks good to me except maybe the grille is a little bold.... then it might be best to wait for a second year edition to get the minor flaws worked out. The current generation got better as time passed, except for the headlight issue. There are dozens of posts in this forum and others warning about first editions of any new model.
Now, if this is a "gotta have" in your garage, I agree, you write the check, you get the car. For me, I wait a while, see how much is new, how much is retained from the current model. The larger trunk is a great, backseat big enough, .....very tempting.......
#22 of 491 Re: yes É 2013 Avalon:) [jeffm5]
Apr 05, 2012 (11:36 pm)
While I do like some elements of the front grill design, I agree it's a bit over the top---looks too much like the grill of the Hyundai Hybrid Sonata. I had hoped the design team in Ann Arbor would have come up with a better front end design closer to the front of the Tesla Model S Sedan ( http://www.teslamotors.com/models/gallery) which has a much better look with more graceful lines/appearance. However, since many of you all seem to not like the front end/grill appearance, keep up the chatter so Toyota will perhaps listen and modify the design to one that is more acceptable to more folks, as the final design may not yet be etched in stone. The new Avalon will probably not begin production for 1-3 months.
#23 of 491 I thought that the 4runner was hideous
Apr 08, 2012 (12:39 am)
This big mouth bass approach surely will turn off a lot of owners thinking of upgrading.
Still the best looking Toyota
#24 of 491 Re: I thought that the 4runner was hideous [obyone]
Apr 08, 2012 (5:27 pm)
I truly hope the 2013 Avalon does NOT have that hideous front design. The upper part looks like a hump whale with a Camry grill slapped on; the lower grille is ....well just plain UGLY.
#25 of 491 2013 Avalon É grows on you?
Apr 09, 2012 (4:38 am)
Well if it looks as nice in person as it does in pictures, I'll keep my 2013 Dark Blue LTD one on order, and be real happy when I get it.
- Low Noise Glass / Wipers?
- Much Classier inside and out - IMO
- Although it's only a bit smaller - not liking that (Yet)
- ??? $?
- Fuel economy
- Quieter and smother ride
Rear seems to have more control, over the heat / air, that could be nice.
Trunk doesn't look like it will be easy to get big things in and out of?
Some of the above could sway me one way or the other.
If I didn't have 3 business meeting here Saturday, I was all set to drive to NY, and check it out in person. Now I'll have to wait like everyone else until it hit's the dealers showroom floor.
Now it's just a waiting game to see reviews from the industry to see what they have to say, that's if the reviews come in before we get to check it out in person. And reviews on cars are pretty much like reviews on just about everything else - nice guidelines for things to look out for, but by no means the final reason to buy or not buy anything.
I will say, after checking out all the colors, the Cypress Pearl looks kind of nice, rich, interesting?
#26 of 491 2013 Avalon Changes É your thoughts
Apr 09, 2012 (5:02 am)
Ok, so what would you like changed and what do you hope the 2013 Avalon has or keeps from previous models?
- Rear Window Shade
- Smooth and quiet run (BUT is even BETTER)
- Reasonable pricing
Has or are options:
- Rear Window Shade (it looks like it does have one)
- Rear Window Passenger Shades
- Redesigned Grill (maybe 20% smaller)
- GPS that can be used while driving (maybe a button on passengers side, for them)
- GPS that can be up-dated by owners via email / internet
- GPS you can up-load routes to (love this feature on my Garmin)
- A bit better fit & finish. Mines nice, but not great, and the paint seems to scratch to easy.
- Door Handle Scratch Guards. (Clear Poly is fine with me)
- Left-hand side coin tray (great for tools and self service car washes)
Has or is changed from what we see so far:
- Smaller Grill (20% smaller would be nice)
- Larger Trunk Opening
- A Fancy "A" Logo for all the marking on the car (Instead of the "T" symbol).
Entune? If you have to be stopped to use it?
Entune? If you have to have a "Smart Phone" to get the most out of it?
Entune? If it's a pay for service, how much for what?
I travel a fair amount, and IF the traffic part of Entunes works and is accurate, I'll like it.